Journal article

Treatment of military-related post-traumatic stress disorder: challenges, innovations, and the way forward

David Forbes, David Pedlar, Amy B Adler, Clare Bennett, Richard Bryant, Walter Busuttil, John Cooper, Mark C Creamer, Nicola T Fear, Neil Greenberg, Alexandra Heber, Mark Hinton, Mal Hopwood, Rakesh Jetly, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Alexander McFarlane, Olivia Metcalf, Meaghan O'Donnell, Andrea Phelps, J Don Richardson Show all



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the common mental disorders in military and veteran populations. Considerable research and clinical opinion has been focused on understanding the relationship between PTSD and military service and the implications for prevention, treatment, and management. This paper examines factors associated with the development of PTSD in this population, considers issues relating to engagement in treatment, and discusses the empirical support for best practice evidence-based treatment. The paper goes on to explore the challenges in those areas, with particular reference to treatment engagement and barriers to care, as well as treatment non-response. The fi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors recognize the support of the 5 Eyes Mental Health Research and Innovation Collaborative (5 Eyes MHRIC) in the development of this review paper. The 5 Eyes MHRIC is a collaboration of mental health researchers in Canada, Australia, the US, the UK, and New Zealand that strives to have a demonstrable impact on improving mental health outcomes for past and present military personnel and their families.